2019 - 2020
Each time you read something new this week (daily) please post your Title, page numbers, a short summary or answer the specific question asked and why others might like to read that selection. You may read your AR book and comment on the pages read for that day, a book on Epic, a selection/passage from Scholastic at home or a Newsela article. (See Google Classroom for a link to Newsela.)
Check google classroom for assignments.
Follow the link for online reading! You should be reading books in your ZPD for 20 - 30 min. each day! I will be posting some blogs for you to respond to your daily reading on the Blog tab of my webpage.
The class code to log in to Epic is: jjh2291
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Watch this quick youtube video as an introduction to the genre of horror fiction.
This blog outlines several elements of good horror fiction. Once we know what they are, we can identify this genre and how authors use writing strategies and techniques to create this type of genre.
2018 - 2019
Use code 691302
Enter code 442676 to play a Main Idea, Text Structures and Context Clues Quiz game
Follow the link and enter the code 052178 to test your knowledge of Language Arts terms.
2016 - 2017
Click here to experience the Read Live program that our 6th graders will be working on!!!
This week we are introducing and exploring the Read 180 program that we will be using in class to improve our reading skills.
2015 - 2016
Still struggling with figurative language? Watch this video to see more explanation and examples of figurative language.
Watch this video to learn more about similes and metaphors.
Here's another video to show some examples of figurative language in music!
Watch this video to brush up on your knowledge of figurative language!
Literary Devices and Figurative Language
Read through this slideshow to learn all about literary devices! Then go to Study Island and show how much you've learned!
2013 - 2014
Links: "The Day the President Was Shot"
"The Day the President Was Shot" -Scope article
Use the links on the this page to gather background knowledge pertinent to our study of the essential question: How do historical events affect people today?
Additional reading: http://www.history.com/topics/civil-rights-movement
2012 - 2013
Visit this website for more information on sleep. Then write down five facts that you learned, and answer this: Did you find any information on this website that was also discussed in the SCOPE article "Hey You! Wake up!" and what was it? Turn this assignment in for extra credit.
Video to watch before reading "Hunted for Fun, Left to Die." Click on the link and scroll down to the "materials" section. Then click on the title of the video to watch.
A page about the Greensboro sit-in, featuring lots of information and a video, from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, which holds a section of the Greensboro Woolworth’s lunch counter in its collection.
Video to accompany "The Brave Boys of Greensboro" article.
Video to accompany "Danger and Dazzle" article in SCOPE magazine.
Video to accompany "Danger and Dazzle" article from SCOPE magazine.
To learn more about Julia’s campaign against retouched photographs, (from the article "The Fight for Real Beauty" in SCOPE magazine - 1/14) watch this NBC Nightly News segment. Length: 2:15. Note: An ad appears before the video begins.
Read the Time For Kids article found at the link above. Then blog your opinion in the Blog section of my website.